You are a party of two or more and asking yourselves how to make the best of your time in the intriguing town of Sète and the area? We have plenty of options we think you’ll like. Our curated private tours are specially dedicated to North American cruise ship passengers. Whether you opt for a half- or full-day tour, you will discover much about Sète and the surrounding area.
Half Day Tours
Gourmet Walking Tour of Sète
Our Best Seller is the Gourmet Walking tour of Sète. Your local guide will meet you at the Sète cruise ship terminal . During your three hour culinary adventure, you be taken to meet merchants to sample several fine food items such as cheese, wine, pastry and other local delicacies. Your guide will also provide a wealth of historical and cultural tips while at the market and strolling along the canals. Cost is 70 euros per person for this small group tour with a maximum of 8 participants.
Private Viewings of Artists’ and Artisans’ Workshops
It’s no secret that Sète is a well-known arts and culture centre with numerous private galleries and artists’ ateliers. There’s an abundance of talent in this town, which is why we are excited to offer private viewings of artists and artisans workshops who will throw open their doors and welcome you in to explore their workspace. These two-hour walking tours also provide an excellent opportunity to find genuine one-of-a-kind gifts and lasting souvenirs “made in France” to take home. 30 euros per person for this small group tour with a maximum of 8 participants.
Here are a few sneak peaks of what to expect if you opt for the gourmet tour.
Full Day Tours (6 or 7 hours)
You will be met by a local experienced driver/guide and an comfortable sedan or a van with AC accommodating 6 to 8 passengers. Cost is based on the number of passengers and your chosen destination, along with options such as wine tastings or museum admission fees. Lunch is not included.
Our Best Selling Full Day Tours
A medieval fortress – if only those walls could speak. Carcassonne, a Unesco heritage site is an astounding medieval walled city just over an hour’s drive away. During this seven-hour shore excursion, you’ll have time off to stroll the narrow streets, admire the architecture, learn about the history and have lunch before heading back to Sète. Time permitting, a stop can be made for an artisanal sampling.
Full Day Discovery Tour – Oysters, Vermouth and More
You are looking for more hands on activities? Then this tour is for you. Your adventure begins at an oyster farm where you will learn about the ancestral method of farming, how to shuck oysters and, most importantly, the “art of eating an oyster”. Following lunch you will visit a charming seaside village and be amazed to learn that the world’s best vermouth is produced here. After a tour of the facility, you will enter the room of “secrets” for a fully private cocktail workshop with local nibbles including foie gras and other goodies. You’ll leave knowing how to mix the best martini in the world.
Your guide is flexible and knows the area well, surprise stops can be made at artisans shops, cheese farms, olive oil groves, 11th century abbey, and much more.
If you are undecided, let us give you a call in order to us to create the perfect day just for you.
Have a look at our gallery and at some of our videos, which we guarantee will make you want to go on a memorable shore excursion in Sète.
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